OH1- Monrovia Visit

OH1- Monrovia Visit - 6 December 2007 Monrovia Visit It was...

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6 December 2007 Monrovia Visit It was not until I completed my second tour of the Monrovia Nurseries Visalia site that I realized that my two trips to this incredible nursery were still not enough. This facility dwarfs most other nurseries with about 700 total acres and about 30 acres of greenhouses at this specific facility. Monrovia averages any where between 600-650 “craftsmen” on average and about 750 during the busiest season. Besides the fact that Monrovia runs such a large operation, they have a number of special projects that really set them apart from the rest of their field. Although the research they conduct on pests, plant species, and the environment is state of the art, their water recycling program immediately caught my attention. As you drive through the center of the nursery you will notice a small water canal. Also, the areas that plants are watered are angled at just enough of a slope to be able to catch and utilize plant water runoff. When an operation uses 30 millions gallons of water on a hot summer day you
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This essay was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course OH 1 taught by Professor Bushoven during the Fall '06 term at CSU Fresno.

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OH1- Monrovia Visit - 6 December 2007 Monrovia Visit It was...

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